black as a raven

Song of Solomon 5:11

5:11 black as a raven. The regal appearance of Solomon’s head was appropriate for a king; his wavy black hair likewise. We know nothing of the features of Jesus, as the gospel writers are silent concerning his physical appearance. The prophet, however, predicted that, outwardly, He would have “no form nor comeliness” and “no beauty” (Isaiah 53:2). However, after His resurrection and glorification, we are told that, instead of black hair speaking of youthful vigor, “His head and His hairs were white like wool, as white as snow” (Revelation 1:14), speaking of Him as “the Ancient of days” (Daniel 7:9).

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